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Want to Blog? Do It on Patch!

Got something to say? North Kingstown is looking for more local bloggers.

North Kingstown Patch's comment stream isn't the only way to make your voice heard here. For those who are truly passionate about politics, food, family, schools, social issues, exercise, business, fashion and everything in between, we invite you to blog on Patch.

No qualifications necessary: you just need to be able to form words into sentences. 

  • Are you passionate about North Kingstown's core issues?
  • Are you an expert craftsman or hobbyist who can share do-it-yourself tips?
  • Do you have strong opinions about local government?
  • Can you just make us all laugh?
  • Can you write compellingly?

Then, we want to hear from you.

This isn't a reporting job. It's blogging. You write what you want to say when you want to say it. Do it on your schedule, whether that's posting multiple entries per day or a couple times a month.

Patch bloggers are not paid and will own their blogs, so if you are already blogging and want to share with our readers, too, let us know. This is a chance to share your expertise and opinions with a wider audience!

Patch won't own what you post, so you can repost your entries to your other blogs. Much like The Huffington Post has done, Patch is providing local bloggers an online platform to have their words seen by a larger audience.

Be interesting. Be provocative. Be yourself.

We're looking for parents, teachers, coaches, students, pet lovers, bartenders, food lovers, volunteers, sports fans, aspiring comedians, musicians, you name it.

My role as editor would be to review blog entries submitted to NK Patch to ensure there are no libelous claims. I might correct obvious typos, too.

If you'd like to chat about the opportunity to share your unique voice with our readers, let me know by emailing samantha.turner@patch.com or by calling me at 401-862-9881.

To get started, click here.

todd brown October 11, 2011 at 07:08 PM
I have a son that suffers from Lyme Disease. He has been misdiagnosed numerous times. The disease has gone to his nervous system and he is in pain every minute of every day. Something needs to be done as this is an epidemic that no one seems to care about. Go to amazon and listed to Uner my skin.
Sue October 12, 2011 at 01:15 PM
I want to know what is going on with the roads in NK. Everything is dug up, and when they repair it or even repave i.e.: Stony Lane and Old Baptist IT IS A CRAPPY JOB. There were cracks left in the newly repaved road, and in areas on Old Baptist they even tarred over the bases of the trees that are right by the road. Oh and lets talk about the disaster caller rte 2. Do you know at 5:00pm it takes you 20 minutes to get from the light at Home Depot to the light on Stony Lane? 20 MINUTES.....EVERYDAY!!! They call that an improvement? I know I am not the only one in town who feels this frustration.
trudy1 October 19, 2011 at 04:06 PM
Blogging on Patch - I believe this is called working for nothing.
Samantha Turner (Editor) October 19, 2011 at 04:56 PM
I wouldn’t consider blogging on Patch to be work, but more of an opportunity to have your voice heard. One of Patch’s goals is to provide a platform for members of our community to express their opinions in a public forum and take an active role in the community. Commenting on stories, posting events to the calendar and blogging are some of the ways we offer those opportunities. Bloggers get to write what they want when they want while my writers have deadlines, parameters, etc.
John Doe November 27, 2011 at 02:13 AM
Sue: If you are worried about Route 2, wait till they start on Post Road for the sewer project! It's going to take an hour to get through town.
John Doe November 27, 2011 at 02:18 AM
Samantha, I think it is a great idea to give your readers an outlet to voice their opinions. I don't have all that much time to put my thoughts into coherent, well-written stories, so unfortunately I will continue to just read and comment. I'll leave the articles to those that do it best.
Glenna Stolzberg November 28, 2011 at 01:48 PM
On a brighter note...Wickford looks beautiful! I plan on shopping at my local businesses, this year and helping any charities that i can. Be well, neighbors.
Joan Hagan January 01, 2012 at 02:43 PM
I would like to say, the roads in NKingstown finally look great. They all came out wonderful including the road in fron of the post office. 11 yr wait on the books was a long time. Now we need to work on coffee shops and other business to attract more people in Wickford. EG is hopping with Business.
Mr. Lincoln March 13, 2013 at 12:48 AM
The Blizzard was over a month ago now and there are still tree limbs in the breakdown lanes all over the place. Is this up to the homeowners to remove them or the town if it's on the town roads? Some are almost in the road.

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